Health Care Commentary

Medicaid expansion in Kentucky and Arkansas could be on life support. Late last month, Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocked the two states' attempts to require able-bodied adults to work as a condition of receiving Medicaid coverage. Last week,...

Nearly a quarter of a million British patients have been waiting more than six months to receive planned medical treatment from the National Health Service, according to a recent report from the Royal College of Surgeons. More than 36,000 have been in treatment queues for nine months or more. Long waits...

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has just doubled down on one of the Trump Administration’s unsound ideas. His proposal is disappointing for many reasons, particularly because Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, has proposed an alternative reform that, if Congress implemented, would meaningfully improve...

House Democrats this week introduced legislation that would neuter short-term health plans. These policies don't have to comply with Obamacare's many cost-inflating mandates, so they're less expensive than the plans available through the exchanges. Democrats despise them. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, D-N.J., has called them " junk insurance." But...

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general just launched an investigation to determine if middlemen in the prescription drug supply chain are ripping off the state's Medicaid program. He's almost certainly onto something. These middlemen, known as pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, administer drug benefit plans for Medicaid, Medicare Part D, and...

Florida's House budget panel this week greenlit a bill that would allow the state to buy drugs from Canada. Lawmakers are poised to debate a companion bill in the Senate in the coming weeks. If the bill becomes law, officials would almost certainly need permission from...